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The Leader In Me

All six of Northville Public Schools’ elementary schools are actively engaged in the transformational The Leader in Me process. The Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that empowers students to be leaders in the 21st century. Through the initiative students in kindergarten through fifth grade embody Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which are designed to teach leadership.

General Information

Both Moraine and Silver Springs elementary schools have earned the prestigious “Lighthouse School” status in their The Leader in Me journey. Lighthouse status means that a school has successfully passed a Lighthouse review demonstrating effective results (based on a list of criteria) in the implementation of the model. Moraine was the 46th school in the world to achieve this status and Silver Springs received this recognition last winter as the 62nd Lighthouse School. In addition, Moraine and Silver Springs are the third and fourth schools, respectively, in Michigan to achieve Lighthouse status.

Ridge Wood and Winchester elementary schools are in their second full year of implementation of The Leader in Me process, and Amerman and Thornton Creek are in their first full year in their journey. With all six of our schools embracing The Leader in Me framework, the opportunity to build on a unified culture of leadership and learning across our elementary schools has never been greater. In addition, The Leader in Me work at the elementary level aligns with the Learner Profile development that is part of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for our sixth through 10th graders.

7 Habits of Learning

The Leader in Me centers around cultivating students in the following 7 Habits:

Habit 1 - Be Proactive
Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3 - Put First Things First
Habit 4 - Think Win-Win
Habit 5 - Seek First to Understand then be Understood
Habit 6 - Synergize
Habit 7 - Sharpen the Saw
Please see 7 Habits for Kids on the TLIM website for more details.

Additional Information

The Leader in Me Website

News articles featuring The Leader in Me in Northville schools:

Moraine, Silver Springs to Implement Leader in Me Program (Patch)
'Superheroes' swoop into Silver Springs Elementary (Hometown Life)